Overdo$ed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine

Ray Moynihan*

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With so much negativity towards medicine these days, many doctors must be contemplating ear-plugs and wondering why they are bothering. Thanks to Harvard University researcher and family doctor John Abramson, that negativity is about to be turned up a notch. His book is the latest in a series of searing indictments of a medical profession apparently duped by the false promise of technology, and too often compromised by cold hard cash from the companies selling the drugs and devices. Yet this book comes with a refreshing respect for the healing potential of the doctor-patient relationship, and a clear commitment to making the healthcare system more humane. The title speaks of the United States, but the themes are global.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-746
Number of pages1
Issue number7468
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2004
Externally publishedYes


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